Monday, October 17, 2011

Garage Sale Weekend!

I said I wouldn't but I couldn't resist shopping at all of the garage sales this weekend! I was so excited that everything was so well within my self-imposed budget!  Here is a sneak peek into what I found...


Wood Frames $2/each
Gold Frame $5
Green Frame $3
Pineapple Garden Finial $5
Rooster Lamp $Free

I already promised Butterfly and one of my friends that they could have first dibs.   I cannot wait to work on them and turn them into chalkboards or memo boards like my kitchen chalkboard HERE.

I love white dishes so was pleased when I saw these...

Set of white dishes $10

And you know I cannot pass up a good Curb Alert! (hence my blog baby's name)
These other items were in front of a house with a sign out front..."FREE"  I definitely came to a screeching halt and pulled over to scoop them up fast! Hey, I'm not too proud - I've got four kids to send to college!!!

Ikea Chalkboard $Free
Ikea Table $Free
Lamp w/cool lampshade $Free
Prelit/Christmas Tree $Free
Desk Lamp $Free

Here's a "so cheap it might as well be Free" item.  I spent a whopping $10 for this daybed and trundle...BOOYAH!  We are switching our children's rooms AGAIN! *#!% dangit!  at the moment so I need another bed for my Buttercup! 



Notice the original price...$85 Not a steep price for a secondhand bed but too steep for my budget!  I caught the homeowner at the end of the day dragging the bed to the curb...she was giving it away!  I offered her $10 because I felt bad.  She asked to give me the two mattresses as well but that is one of the items where I must draw the line-my mattresses must be new!  She also gave me the gold frame (in the above picture) for $5 that she originally had marked for $40 early in the day.  I passed all of these things up at 9am and so glad I did a second drive bye went back to check on the stuff later in the afternoon.  I REALLY wanted that frame! and the bed was a bonus to me!

And finally, my favorite find of all...the Rooster!!!  I helped my neighbor set up their garage sale and borrow our tables on Friday night and he set out this fabulous rooster lamp.   I asked to buy it and he gave it to me for free for helping them out!!!  Little did he know I have been secretly coveting adoring that rooster in their home for years now,  even spotted it sitting in their garage a few months ago during one of their backyard BBQs.  I was so excited to have it!!!  especially because we NEEEEEd another rooster-not! Thank you neighbor!




I know my blog-friend Helen would approve! She loves roosters too!

Well that's a sneak peek into my Saturday!  The rest of the weekend was with my sweet little family.  I had intended on shopping the curb this morning but ends up my kiddos are out of school so we all slept in a bit (even later than the trash man) and that doesn't happen very often!

Happy Treasure Hunting!
~Tami


P.S.  Hey, while you are still here...did you hear Curb Alert's new background music?!?  It's my theme song of sorts - Sanford and Sons.  My Love hums it each time he walks by my pile of junk lovely awesome finds stored in the garage.  I have kind of taken over a little space in his man-cave...thanks Love!


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